June 27, 2016  

US Mexico

In the midst of the US electoral cycle, Mexico has found itself squarely in the eye of a national political storm on immigration and trade. As the US’s third-largest trading partner and an important national security ally, many Americans, regardless of political affiliation, are calling for a strengthened relationship with our southern neighbors. Other leaders, however, have taken a decidedly more confrontational view. This event brought American economic and national security leaders together for a depoliticized look at this crucial relationship. 

The Atlantic Council and NYU's Brademas Center launched the #WhyMexico series, an initiative to promote the critical ties shared by the United States and Mexico. The event featured two panel discussions on why strengthening the US-Mexico relationship is an important investment. The first panel, entitled National Security Next Door: US-Mexico Ties l included Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security and John Negroponte, Former Director of National Intelligence, followed by Footing the Bill: The Prominence of the US-Mexico Economic Relationship with Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors and Carlos Gutierrez, Former US Secretary of Commerce.

Atlantic Council

Brademas

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos Gutierrez

Jason Furman

Jason Furman

John Negroponte

John Negroponte

The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is dedicated to broadening awareness of the transformational political, economic, and social changes throughout Latin America. It began operations in October 2013 and is focused on bringing in new political, corporate, civil society, and academic leaders to develop new ideas and innovative policy recommendations that highlight the region's potential as a partner for Europe, the United States, and beyond.